Karl Lagerfeld Is Reportedly Joining Ralph Lauren in Dressing Melania Trump for the Inauguration

The future First Lady may need two looks.

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(Image credit: Douglas Friedman)

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(Image credit: Douglas Friedman)

This Friday, also known as inauguration day, Melania Trump will need two key outfits—one for day when her husband, Donald, will take the Oath of Office on live television, and then one for the evening when there will be a grand inauguration ball.

So far, Ralph Lauren has been named as the soon-to-be First Lady's top choice, but WWD has thrown another name in the ring this morning—Karl Lagerfeld.

Although it's unknown what brand Lagerfeld is apparently designing under (is it Chanel, Fendi, or his own label?), the legendary designer has reportedly been enlisted by the soon-to-be First Lady, who is "likely" to wear a creation by the designer on Friday.

This announcement is notable because *so* many designers have been outspoken about the fact that they refuse to dress Melania Trump in their clothes. Ever.

It's not entirely surprising to hear that Lagerfeld might take the controversial job of dressing Trump. While other designers have refused to dress the future First Lady on moral grounds, Lagerfeld is famously a provocateur who doesn't mind taking the divisive route.

We'll have to wait and see.

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Ella Alexander
Ella Alexander

Ella Alexander is Harper’s Bazaar's Deputy Digital Editor. She writes across all sections, covering fashion, arts and feminism – from fashion features and shopping galleries to celebrity interviews and long-form opinion pieces. She lives in South London and has an ardent love for Keith Richards, Gary Barlow, AA Gill, George Orwell and Patti Smith (not in order). Her favourite film is The Labyrinth, mostly because of David Bowie, and she is distinguishable through her self-titled ‘Jeremy Corbyn baker boy hat’. She recently achieved relative fame after the Clooneys named their twins, Ella and Alexander, after her.